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  • n  an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen
  • n  a child's rocking chair with the seat built between two flat sides that are shaped to resemble an animal (such as a swan or duck)

  • Then He did such a good job on the "shoofly" squad, routing out grafters among his fellow cops, that he won promotions and made many a political enemy.
  • Nazi Germany's record in music has been as shoofly as in the other arts: there are today more good German composers outside the Fatherland than in it.
  • But how can there be an Amish cookbook without shoofly pie, that gooey concoction of molasses and brown sugar? And I still have never found a good recipe for the peach tart that .

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